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April 2014 (8)

Hands on with the Google Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5’s high-end hardware specs and stock Android install have gained the flagship phone an eager following, selling out of its initial inventory within days of launching last November. A Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor lays the foundations for excellent performance, while a minimalist body and 5-inch 1080p display lend a crisp overall appearance.

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Behind the sixth sense of smartphones: the Snapdragon processor sensor engine

You just beamed down to an alien planet with Mister Spock. Your smartphone instantly informs you that the air is safe to breathe, while Spock is still struggling with that bulky tricorder dangling from his neck. The hardware and software of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor sensor engine are designed to help make amazing use cases like this more reality and less science-fiction.

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Hands on with the HTC One (M8)

The HTC One (M8)—available now from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless—boasts a polished design with an enlarged display and full-metal shell. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor, the M8’s hardware has an edge over last year’s HTC One, with improvements evident in the snappier performance and longer battery life.

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LyveHome presale starts today

LyveHome, a new photo and video management system that’s powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor, is available to pre-order starting today for $299. The brainchild of engineer Tim Bucher (who’s put in time at Dell, Microsoft and Apple), LyveHome is a small bookshelf-speaker-sized cloud-connected digital photo album. With a 5-inch touchscreen for easy navigation through indexed images, the box syncs and protects photos stored on a range of mobile devices for smart, simple media organization.

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Now available: HTC One (M8) Google Play edition

HTC One Google Play edition now available to order

The HTC One (M8) has received the Google Play treatment, offering a refined experience for Android purists. The One (M8) Google Play edition’s stock Android software offers fluid navigation and automatic updates straight from Google.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 now available

Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, Samsung’s latest flagship, the GALAXY S5, begins hitting store shelves today. Bolstered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, the S5 combines best in class performance with superior connectivity.

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Nokia’s new Lumia 930, 635 and 630 to run new Windows Phone 8.1

Today Nokia launched three new phones at the 2014 Microsoft Build Developer Conference in San Francisco. The Nokia Lumia 930, 635 and 630 are all powered by ultra-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors, and are packed with incredible camera features, beautiful displays and exclusive new Windows features.

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New Amazon Fire TV powered by Snapdragon 600 processor

Amongst popcorn aromas and home-theatre decor, today, Amazon announced Fire TV: a streaming set top box that aims to deliver just about every video streaming service in a compact, powerful package.

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